Learn how to use the Palette to navigate keys, build chord progressions and explore the space of harmony with your own palette layouts.
Creative tools for harmony are a major strength of Synfire. Learn how to build and edit chord progressions and collect them in libraries.
Learn which symbols to use for melodies and chords and how to control their behavior.
How the timing of phrases and progressions interact with each other.
This is a progression document with various progressions of many Jazz Standards. You'll find the progressions listed by song names on the Section menu. While most of this stuff seems old fashioned (...)
Random links to songwriting and composition resources on the net. Feel free to add your own links that you come across.
Learn how to find chords matching a given melody. This way you can make an entire Synfire arrangement follow a vocal recording or other pre-composed melody.
Build chord progressions from pressing keys on your keyboard. Synfire estimates the most likely chord in a sequence of chords.
Here is a Progression Preset which consists of ten progressions. Many are 16 bars long with fairly fast chord changes. Download this and place in Mac HD/Library/Application Support/SynfirePro/Config/Progressions. It will then show (...)
Learn how to use the various coloring schemes to find great chord changes and to understand relationships between chords.